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Director, Screening (Level 8)
Downtown Toronto (work from home until expected return to office in 2022)
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership) is the steward of the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control (the Strategy). Its work is guided by the Strategy, which was refreshed for 2019 to 2029 and will help drive measurable change for all Canadians affected by cancer and a future where fewer people get cancer, more people survive cancer and those living with the disease have a better quality of life.
The Partnership works with those on the front lines of cancer care, and people living with the disease, to make system-level changes that improve all aspects of the cancer continuum from prevention, screening and diagnosis through to treatment, clinical care, palliative care and survivorship. Partners include provincial and territorial governments, cancer agencies, health organizations, health-care professionals, people living with cancer and those who care for them, as well as First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, governments and organizations.
The Partnership’s work is guided by a commitment to reducing inequities in cancer care for underserviced people in Canada such as those living in rural and remote areas, those with low income and new immigrants, and addressing First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples-specific cancer control priorities and actions, outlined in the Strategy, reflecting Canada’s commitment to reconciliation.
The Partnership is funded by Health Canada. Learn more about the impact being made by the Partnership with partners across Canada at: www.partnershipagainstcancer.ca.
The Partnership’s Cancer Control Division implements programs and initiatives that deliver on the priorities of the 2019-2029 Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control. The division is comprised of program teams that specialize in all parts of the cancer continuum – prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, clinical care, survivorship and palliative care. The program teams work in partnership with provincial and territorial governments, cancer agencies, health organizations, health-care professionals, people at risk of developing cancer or living with cancer and those who care for them, to drive practice and policy changes that improve the cancer experience for all people in Canada. In addition, the teams work with First Nations, Inuit and Métis related to self determined priorities for better cancer outcomes. All program teams in the division place a special focus on populations in Canada who have less access to timely and effective cancer prevention, services, and care.
Overview of Role
The Director, Screening supports the Cancer Control Division in carrying out projects and initiatives to achieve organizational priorities. Reporting to the Vice-President, Cancer Control the incumbent coordinates and provides support to deliver on program/project objectives. As a highly skilled professional with strong management and collaboration skills, this position builds productive internal and external relationships to deliver on programs and policies contributing to the Partnership’s overall vision to reduce the burden of cancer on people in Canada.
Core Responsibilities & Activities
Program Specific Responsibilities
- Oversees the development and implementation of pan-Canadian and focussed initiatives to support the delivery of equitable, culturally safe, quality cancer screening services aligned with the priorities of the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control
- Supports the advancement of Peoples-specific, self-determined priorities in cancer screening
- Works with partners to understand and address the needs of under screened/underserved communities and to co-create and implement evidence-informed strategies to achieve equity
- Accountable for the development and reporting of pan-Canadian programmatic cancer screening indicators and targets, advancing quality initiatives in screening, and identifying and appropriately addressing emerging issues in cancer screening that may contribute to the organization’s goal of reducing the burden of cancer for all people in Canada
- Stewards the pan-Canadian Networks for cervical, breast, colorectal and lung cancer screening
- Leads and mentors a multi-disciplinary team of staff
- Develops an annual work plan and budget; determines outcomes for projects/programs; and contributes to long term planning for the Partnership
- Supports corporate evaluation and reporting of portfolio-level activities
- Responsible for sound fiscal and resource management of the Screening portfolio
Communication and Collaboration
- Creates strategic linkages within the Partnership to develop knowledge mobilization plans; optimizes inward facing and external communications (including outreach initiatives to maximize screening uptake); develops and monitors strategic plans; leads and mentors in accordance with the Partnership’s policies and procedures; integrates reporting as required and develops strong relationships to continuously improve equitable access to, and quality of, screening across the country
- Develops operational plans, including creating and implementing project plans, evaluating initiatives, and preparing project reports as needed
- Provides support to the Expert Advisors and other advisory structures to ensure the priorities are advanced and emerging issues are identified
- Responsible for facilitating meaningful engagement of patient and family advisors and integrating these perspectives in the work of the portfolio.
- As a member of the Partnership’s Strategic Management Committee, contributes to the organization’s strategic decision making to achieve its mandate in cancer control
- Assists the Senior Management Team and others as required
- Performs other duties and ad hoc projects as assigned
- Contributes to the strategic leadership and direction of the organization through participation on the Partnership’s Strategic Management Committee, which includes the CEO, Vice Presidents, Directors and Regional Leads, among other mechanisms
- Holds shared accountability for collaboration across divisions and portfolios and with external partners, particularly to ensure opportunities for strategic alignment with all aspects of the refreshed Strategy
- Supports VP accountabilities and achievement of strategic priorities
- Contributes to setting division strategy and goals, allocating resources and delivering results on time and within budget
The Partnership’s core competencies are a key element to reviewing performance. While the duties and responsibilities of a position tell you the “what,” the competencies tell you the “how.” We have developed five universal competencies which we expect to be exhibited by all employees regardless of level or position, as well as five leadership competencies which we expect to be exhibited by staff in people management positions
- Inclusive – values diversity and applies an equity lens; consciously thinks about who needs to be included
- Agile – is constantly adapting to partners, priorities and outcomes; is committed to continuous learning and improvement; promotes new ways of doing things
- Collaborative – partners and builds strong relationships; works effectively with team members, focusing on delivering individual contributions to meet collective outcomes
- Outcomes-focused – focuses on the ultimate impact; prioritizes work with a focus on underserved groups
- Systems-thinking – connects the dots between their work and the broader system; has political acuity
- Inspiring – cultivates a common purpose, building energy for change
- Empowering – builds capability and removes barriers to success
- Influential – builds and leverages strong relationships, driving action without authority
- Results-oriented – delivers value from budgets and resources
- Strategic – thinks ahead; focuses on what’s important; knows when, how and with whom to act
Experience and Qualifications
- Postgraduate degree in Health Management, Public Health, Epidemiology, or other relevant discipline, or an acceptable combination of education and experience
- Minimum 10 years experience, preferably in the non-profit or healthcare sector.
- Significant experience with cancer control systems, particularly population health and screening
- Knowledge and experience working with First Nation, Inuit and Métis is an asset
- Tolerance for ambiguity
- Minimum 5 years experience managing multi-disciplinary teams an asset
- Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive)
- Bilingual in both English and French is an asset
October 29, 2021
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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